re|signed [rıˈzaınd] adj
1.) be resigned to (doing) sth
to calmly accept a situation that is bad, but cannot be changed
She's resigned to spending Christmas on her own.
Sam was resigned to the fact that he would never be promoted.
2.) a resigned look, voice etc shows that you are making yourself accept something that you do not like
'We'll have to leave,' she said with a resigned sigh.
>resignedly [rıˈzaınıdli] adv

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  • resigned — adj. submissive resigned to (resigned to one s fate) * * * [rɪ zaɪnd] [ submissive ] resigned to (resigned to one s fate) …   Combinatory dictionary

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